“Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII” by P. O’Connell Pearson is a fascinating and compelling account of the many female pilots who supported the war effort. Especially for those of us who think Amelia Earhart was the one and only female pilot of the early 20th ce…

Long after I read Nafissa Thompson-Spires’ new book, “Heads of the Colored People: Stories,” I found myself thinking about these vignettes and the people that populate them. The characters are quirky, disturbing, funny, tragic, but most of all real, and their stories are tightly written and …

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a lengthy legal saga, Israel's National Library unveiled on Wednesday a batch of personal letters, illustrations, diaries and handwritten manuscripts previously unseen by the public belonging to famed German language author Franz Kafka.

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George Hess of Ivesdale has heard about his likeness to literary great Ernest Hemingway enough that he spent part of his vacation at the 39th Hemingway Days in Key West, Fla., looking to make it official.

“Caterpillar Summer,” a debut novel by Gillian McDunn, is a perfect summer read, in large part because of the setting. The reader is transported to a small island in North Carolina and a lovely house built high near the dunes and the beach.

Rarely does nonfiction win big awards in young readers’ literature. But the nonfiction work “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919” by Claire Hartfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) is the worthy Coretta Scott King 2019 literature winner.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan's comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book.

Over the last several years, the Champaign Public Library has been honored to bring a number of best-selling authors to our community. Just in time for summer reading, three authors who have appeared as part of our Great Authors at the Library series have brand-new books to enjoy.